Linked by Mike Bouma on Thu 28th Jul 2005 19:47 UTC
Amiga & AROS Last Saturday on the 23rd of July Amigans worldwide celebrated the 20th birthday of the Amiga platform at several events and gatherings. It was the 23rd of July 1985 when the Amiga 1000 was unveiled to the public at the Lincoln Center in New York. At the three biggest Amiga birthday events there were also extensive AmigaOS4 presentations. Here is AmigaWorld's extensive report.
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Re: interesting
by Mike Bouma on Fri 29th Jul 2005 09:01 UTC
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@ interesting

> anyway... as far as system responsiveness..... well,
> that is subjective.....

I believe once you have a Linux + Desktop and AmigaOS4 desktop running next to each other you will notice a great difference in terms of responsiveness. A full AmigaOS4 cold bootup takes well under half a minute, including the boot delays (which can be removed) and a full warm reboot takes about 5 or maybe 6 seconds depending on the amount of custom commodities you have installed.

Older demo boot process video from October 2004:

AmigaOS4 is nearly unparalleled for its multitasking performance and GUI responsiveness (except by maybe Zeta/BeOS, if run on more beefy hardware).

Older demo video from July 2004:

Basically most PPC native or even emulated 68k classic AmigaOS software are launched within a fraction of a second. On a well configured system you can easily move data around, while watching various movies simultaneously and still have an instantly reponsive graphics user interface, this all in combination with very modest hardware specifications! :-)

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